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and drivers in new york city are still feeling the effects and frustration with long lines for gasoline. so now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead by ordering fuel rationing beginning today to deal with the fuel shortages and distribution delays. meanwhile, buyer beware if you're in the market for a new or used car in the coming years. nbc's chris clackum explains. >> reporter: just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where many if not most will end up? >> put-back into the market and resold to unsuspecting consumers. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also, let a mechanic you trust take a look at it, or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor. because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a s
that passport renewed in time for your trip. >> new york city is all but shut down. >> reporter: how about the next big storm? >> the weather guys will have to look out the window more often. >> reporter: meterologists were able to track hurricane sandy using federal satellites. will noaa be able to spend what it needs? >> satellite controlled navigation, that system won't be put in place. >> reporter: we could see slowdowns at some airports. >> the faa is going to have to take some controllers out of the towers. >> reporter: fuller says everybody will be inconvenienced but worse? >> just about everybody will see their tax goes up. >> reporter: people who work will see their payroll tax goes up and people who itemize won't be able to deduct child care expenses because congress hasn't continued those reductions and small businesses will lose money because of changes in the inheritance tax. >> we lose most of the jobs that have been added and we're back to the depths of the recession again. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. >> nobody wants to go back there. now the governor of virgini
into effect in new york city and long island today. many gas stations do not have power to run the pumps. so still trying to clean up all these days later after that storm. >> they've seen it all. >> in the biggest area so to speak, new york and new jersey. >> it is rough. >> are they going to get a break. >> yeah, i mentioned a few minutes ago the weather pattern will do a flip. they won't be quite as warm as we are but all the snow will be melted in a couple of days. let's get to it and show you the storminess from yesterday is departed to the east. we are looking at a very quiet weather pat were here to start your day. ments a little chilly out there. temperatures overnight back into the 30s and low 40s from our region. definitely a jack the here to start your day. but later this afternoon, with bright sunshine, less wind and temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s, it should start to feel a lot better than it felt around here in days. we're still looking at this great weekend warm-up. we'll have more details in just a couple of minutes. 39 at reagan national. we lost four degree in the pas
years new york city is rationing gas. it could last several weeks. starting this morning the odd- even plate system will go into effect in new york city. and people with odd numbered licenses get on odd days. it is theme it will ease demand and get rid of the long lines. and new jersey implemented the same system next week. >>> the mess that's been left behind by sandy, we forget about the people here in maryland who are struggling because we saw some damage, too. >> and today we can help the people. we have more about how can you lend a helping hand. >> reporter: yes, we are here live in front of the aquarium where they are entouringed to drop off donations. and there will be a bus here and they want people to fill it with donations. and it is called the crab capital of the world. and toys. portable heaters. supplies and tools. officials from golden rain transportation will deliver them to the families. can you drop off your items here in front of the national aquarium from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. here. the goal is to help people get on their feet. live from downtown baltimore, sherrie john
island. drivers have increasingly -- in new york city and long island. drivers have increasingly short fuses. >> if you run up in a few hours. >> @ since apiece as a man pushes his -- a tense piece after a man pushes his car to the promised land. more than 500,000 customers across the region are living without power and many also need gas to keep generators running in frigid temperatures. >> 90% is not a victory. the 10% who do not have power is not a defeat. we will keep working and keep pushing the utility companies every day until that number is 0. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg is taking action, starting at gas rationing system. gas will be rationed stupid drivers with -- will be rationed to drivers who is license plate ends with an odd number to debt -- today. even numbers will be tomorrow. fuel delivery is disrupted. >> we came into manhattan to get gas. >> an hour and a half? >> no, two hours. >> the shortages and long lines are expected to last at least another two weeks. abc news, new york. >> thank you. coming up -- a lifesaver for some men. >> and and area school
way in new york city, but still some big problems. >> a crime in prince george's county inflicting pain as veterans day approaches. >> i'm doug hill in the belfort furniture weather center. every now and then we've get the chance to make a terrific weather forecast. you will like this. >> we continue with a new effort to solve a heartbreaking fifth dating back two years. >> these bronze plaques were for the vfw. stephen tschida has more. >> the pain is always more severe as veterans day approaches. frank macro undiscovered the bronze plaques with the names of hundreds of veterans were stolen almost two years ago. >> i hope they can find some way to still pay respect to these people. this is not right. >> one of the most painful effects of the theft as there is no record of the names around distillate plaques. those names, most likely come are lost forever. >> that's the hardest part. we cannot we do it because we do not have a complete list going back to 1947. >> someone out there must know who stole these bronze plaques. they say it is especially >> this is a memorial for the vete
sentence. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg has issued a gas rationing plan because of persistent long lines drivers have endured. this plan allows drivers to get gas every other day. this comes after new jersey gov. chris christie enacted a similar plan and it cut down waiting times at gas stations significantly. we have also learned that madison square garden will hold a special concert next month to benefit those affected by sandy. it will be called 12-12-12. >> still to come, get ready for a big traffic mr. r morning if you live in montgomery county. we will tell you the unconventional reason why. >> we are riding along with state authorities as a crackdown on a smuggler you have not thought of but has huge profits for back guys. -- >> have an exclusive look at a crackdown on smuggling you may have not thought of. >> we're talking about cigarette smuggling. it cost the state billions. taxes on cigarettes are substantially lower in virginia that in maryland. the staggering amount of money people are making breaking the law. >> there are suspects behind you. >> we're with underc
controversy. >>> gas rationing in new york city and long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy. after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassmann is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. behind me you see one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey. this one is the new home for 750 emergency workers and 60 storm victims. there are also hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning, 11 days after sandy hit this shore line. in wintry somerset county northern new jersey, utility crews are still days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter with his a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just had gotten her electricity back on monday. >> such a relief like returning to civilization. >> reporter: that relief didn't last long. >> and then all of a sudden poof. and there we are, back in the middle ages. >> reporter: governor andrew cuoma blasted lipa utility company that services long island. >> part of it is just the
by iran firing on a u.s. drone just days before the presidential election. plus, new york city and long island follow new jersey's footsteps. gas rationing is on the way. >> this is just beyond terrible. it's awful. i'm done. >> shepard: no power. no gas. no heat. and now up to a foot of snow in some places where sandy hit just last week. >> it's insane, okay? i have been 10 days now and now i'm shoveling snow. >> shepard: tonight, the nor'easter pushes a battered region to the brink. plus, nearly two years after the tragic shooting spree in tucson, arizona. [sirens] >> shepard: sentencing day for jared loughner. >> i will never forget seeing one of my dearest colleagues die at my side. a young man i worked closely with every single day. >> shepard: former congresswoman gabriel giffords among those in court to face the man who shot her in the head. tonight, a convicted killer learns his fate. >> and newly released video of a murder suspect attempt to steal a plane. but, first from fox this thursday night. iranian military confrontation in the skies above the persian gulf. the pentagon t
. >>> it's good if you have an odd license plate in new york city on this first day of gas rationing in new york city and long island. cars are supposed to fill up on alternate days and so far it appears to be working. >> i think it's great. it's moving great. >> i've been in line hours before this odds and evens. now the line is only five minutes long. >> so new jersey started rationing last weekend after superstorm sandy disrupted fuel deliveries and created long lines at the pump. state officials say they are suing several stations for price gouging. some owners were charging 59 cents more per gallon during the crisis. >>> coming up on 9news going airborne. >> reporter: scott broom in largo, at 6:00 wait until you e this astounding flying machine that just might win. this group of university of maryland students may win a quarter million dollars. >>> it's an elusive prize some experts said no one will ever claim, but this week in largo some university of maryland students claim to be very close to claiming a quarter million dollars and making aviation history. today they showed scott b
. tomorrow, the even numbers will get their turn. maybe and new york city is hoping this system will ease some of the growing frustration from residents there. that's because right now, only 25% of the gas stations are open in new york city. the severe gasoline shortage was of course caused by the damage and the power outages associated with superstorm sandy. new jersey started the same rationing system a few days ago. >>> and you can help people struggling to recover from sandy with just a click of the mouse. log on to facebook and like us on our facebook fan page, wusatv9.com's fan page, and we ll donate a dollar to the american red cross for each click. >>> when the news continues at noon, our update on our colleague briewsh bruce la shan and what he and his family are dealing with after a tree almost destroyed their house during hurricane sandy. >>> plus we will speak to former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich and his wife is here, and they will talk about pearpship and they have books coming out. we will get it all in when we come back. >>> welcome back to the news at
rationing started this morning in new york city and on long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassman is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind me is one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey, 750 emergency workers and about 60 storm victims. but there are hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning 11 days after sandy hit this coastline. in wintry somerset county, northern new jersey, utility crews are days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter was a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just got her electricity back on monday. >> it was a relief. >> reporter: but that relief didn't last long. >> all of a sudden poof. and there we are back in the middle ages. >> reporter: in new york andrew cuomo blasted the power company that serves long island complaining it mismanaged the crisis. >> part of it is just the management and the performance, which has been unacceptable and they fai
, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 8th, 2012. >> good evening, i'll bill weir. well, today in arizona, a 77-year-old man took his first free breath in 38 years. of course, people leave prison every day in this country, but what makes this moment extraordinary are the twists and turns that preceded it. the double homicide, the exwife's accusations, the desperate decades spent trying to prove innocence. abc's dan harris has been following this story for years, and brings us the very latest in this "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: you are looking at bill macumber's first breaths of freedom, after serving 38 years for a double murder he says he did not commit. >> big day, family day. >> reporter: this scene, the culmination of an astonishingly nasty fight between macumber and two powerful women. his ex-wife and also the governor of arizona. late today, at his first news conference, macumber cried when talking about the lawyers who fought to get him out. >> excuse me, excuse the emotion, but -- i'm here because of all these people. so -- i woul
to new york city, and long island. going on 11 days of a fuel shortage, drivers have a short fuse. >> impossible. there is no gas or you wait three hours. >> reporter: many running out before they reach the pump. last night a cop was there to keep peace, and helped a man push his car the final block. a new york man was charged with running down a police officer after he was told to move his car from a gas line because it was blocking traffic. more than 500,000 customers across the region are living without power. many also need gas to keep generators running in frigid temperatures. >> 90% is not a victory, the 10% who don't have power is a defeat, we will keep working and keep pushing the issue until that number is zero. 10 days after the killer storm, new york city mayor, michael bloomberg is taking action. instituting, odd, even gas rationing system. it will be available to drivers with license plate numbers ending in an odd number or a letter beginning today. drivers with plate numbers ending in even or zero can get gas starting saturday. we have to do something. it's practical
brand of pain. starting tomorrow drivers in new york city with license plate numbers ending in odd numbers can get gas. on saturday, folks with even numbers. right now only 25% of the gas stations are open. >> our own reporter bruce leshan knows what it's like to have to start over apartment tree crashed down on his home during superstorm sandy forcing him and his family out. >> reporter: i'm learning a lot about how to come back after a huge tree nearly destroyed my home. i'm hope wag i've learned is going to help other people. a week ago i lived in a forest of poplars. but all around the neighborhood now the chain saws are buzzing, the cranes are lifting the logs out of people's back yards. my neighbors are all scared that what happened to me might happen to them. and so they're taking out this tree now. later in the afternoon, this one will come down. luckily my wife had decided to ride out the storm down in the basement, because this was my bedroom. this crisis has convinced me that my friends and neighbors are the best ever. they helped me move into this house just a few block
interfered with the relief efforts underway after sandy. >>> in new york city leaders there are taking steps to reduce the gas lines. beginning today drivers with license plates ending with odd numbers can get fuel. tomorrow it will be people with even numbers that can fill up. only 25% of the gas stations are are open right now. >>> and getting to new york city by rail is still a challenge but amtrak is hoping to have three of its tunnels to new york's penn station back open by tonight. amtrak's goal is to restore all of its service and commuter rail in and out of the station by monday. >>> many of us here across the mid-atlantic are learning some pretty hard lessons after the superstorm. >> our own bruce leshan is living the nightmare, trying to rebuild after a tree nearly destroyed his home. he hopes it will help others. >> i'm learning a lot about how to come back after a huge tree nearly destroyed my home. and i'm hoping what i've learned is going to help some other people. a week ago i lived in a forest of tulip poplars. but all around the neighborhood now, the chainsaws are buzzing, t
stations, in new york city, are closed. have run dry. it's being called an unprecedented gas crisis in the city. >>> also in this half hour though, we have gabby giffords' story. she came face to face with the man who shot her in court yesterday. her husband said that man may have put a bullet in her head, but he can't dent her spirit. we're going to hear from astronaut mark kelly about his former congresswoman wife. >>> the big announcement for walmart that is shaking up holiday shopping. black friday, starting earlier than ever. it's now moving to thursday, on thanksgiving. don't blame the messenger. >> that does not look like thanksgiving there. >> i love a bargain, but that does not look like fun. >> that's not exactly how you want to spend that wonderful, family day. >> all right, folks. >>> let's get right to the escalating gas crisis in the northeast. widespread rationing is expanding to include new york city and long island. abc's john muller is at a gas station right here in manhattan, where the lines have been extraordinarily long. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: g
for people acting on it, but thanks a lot, good to see you. new york, new york city and long island rationing gasoline. right here in the northeast drivers want to know when this madness will end. a live report on that. and the move to legalize pot, colorado and washington opened up new money for the tourism industry. we will get into that. "markets now," let's take a look at one of the big markets we're always monitoring. crude oil, mid-80s, stocks are coming back a little bit after that. and we will be coming back a little bit on "markets now." looking for a better place to put your ca? here's one you may not have thought of -- fidelity. now you don't have to go to a bank to get the things you want from a bank, like no-fee atms, all over the world. free checkwriting and mobile deposits. now depositing a check is as easy as taking a picture. free online bill payments. a highly acclaimed credit card with 2% cash bk into your fidelity account. open a fidelity cash management account today and discover another reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. connell: breaking news as we come bac
. >> a new gas rationing plan takes effect this morning in new york city and long island. police will be enforcing the new system. it allows drivers to get gas every other day. new jersey gov. chris christie enacted a similar plan. madison square garden will hold a special concert next month to benefit people affected by sandy. it will be held on december 12 and it will be called 12-12-12. more details are expected in the coming days. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> pretty decent weather over all. the nor'easter that kept as cloudy and cool the last couple of days is making its way toward the canadian maritime and away from the united states. we have cleared things out. it was nice to see the sunshine finally yesterday afternoon. that will stick around for several days. 44 degrees at this hour at reagan national. fredericksburg has a temperature at 37 degrees. we will warm up this afternoon between 53 and 58. look at the weekend, how about that? 63 on saturday and sunday is veterans day sunny and a nice at 67. let's head over to trafficked with jamie. >> the overnight con
includes more than 20,000 residents of public housing in new york city, who in some cases also lack heat and running water. three of new york city's hospitals remain closed after losing power during the storm, and there is no current timetable for their reopening. on thursday, new york governor andrew cuomo said economic damage from the storm could reach $50 billion. >> the first cost estimate that i have seen has suggested the storm will cost the region $50 billion in damage and economic loss. the state of new york, about $33 billion in damage and economic loss. that is a staggering number. >> in the face of an ongoing fuel shortage, new york city mayor michael bloomberg has unveiled a new rationing system for the purchase of gas. on thursday, he said motorists will only be of a purchase gas on alternating days depending on whether their license plate ends in odd or even number. >> only 25% of our gas stations we estimate are open. drivers are still facing long lines, frustrations growing. it now appears there will be shortages for possibly another couple of weeks. the best way we thing
travel site for $1.8 billion. it is their lucky day. >>> let the rationing begin. new york city and long island now imposing alternate day gas rationing, are you kidding me? 11 days after the storm slammed the east coast, giant gas lines continue to plague the region. new york city mayor bloomberg said just this morning only a quarter of the city's gas stations are even open at this point. adam shapiro joins me from a hess station in manhattan. adam, i can not believe we still have this problem. >> yeah, believe it. take a look. i want to show you something live. we'll pan over to the line of cars that have gotten into queue to get gasoline. emergency vehicles and this verizon truck is getting to cut, because if you're working to restore some infrastructure that got knocked out by the storm they're letting you get in. the line is much better today with even odd rationing. only 30 minute wait. we're at 34th street. we're stretching down to 40th street. it has been that way all day long. ben is my photographer. here is the gas station. people many coming in all day long. tanker trucks brin
is in short suuply. supply. 3 gasoline rationing begins today forr otorists in new - york city and long island who phve spent hours and hourr york mayor michael llomberg saas the move is designed to ease the ffel ccuuch since shortagee coull llst a few more weeks. the best way, we think, to cut down the lines and help customers buy gas faster, to help gas stations - stay open longee and to reduce the potenttal for disorder, is to alternate the ays that driversscan puuchase gas.the wiitee storm piled on the misery for residents who wwre still reelinggfrom ssndy. new - jersey goverror chrisschristie says it could have beee much worse.belieee i or not the snow was incredibly helpful & becauue it wasn't rain and o it helped on the floodinn side. and secondly thh windd were not as severe as they had predicttd.red croos volunteer suuan mmtchell traveled from southeast louisiana to tte norrheast to help storm victims. it's her way of giving back. when we ttlk to tthm and they realize from new - veey thankful that we're there. and then we turn around &pan
in new york city and long island, a new system of rationing will start this morning. drivers will be able to buy gas on alternate days according to license plate numbers. the odd-even fueling system is similar to the one being enforced in new jersey. >>> plans are under way for a huge concert in new york city to help those affected by hurricane sandy. the event at madison square garden is dubbed 12-12-12 because it falls on september 12th this year. it's being used by the same company who does the 9/11 benefit. that same company had big names like paul mccartney, jay-z. >>> meanwhile, people around washington are working to help victims of hurricane sandy as well. st. paul apostle in silver spring is just one of many places collecting clothes, food, cleaning supplies, and money for storm victims. today all of the donations will be packed up on a truck to be taken to new jersey this weekend. >>> metro taking advantage of the long veterans day weekend to get work done on three lines. on the orange line, buses will replace trains between east falls church and clarendon. same thing between gr
in an odd number, and tomorrow drivers with tags ending in an even number can fill up in new york city. with all the power outages, only a quarter of gas stations are operating. that causes long lines, of course, which officials say has caused panic buying and hoarding. >> it has worked well in new jersey and although the shortages are more severe here because we're further down the supply chain, we help it will mitigate the worse of our problems. >> there's good news in staten island, fema's mobile office is open again following the nor'easter this week. >>> very special arrival in new york in the wake of superstorm sandy. a fire truck named the spirit of louisiana being pulled into long beach from the bayou state. it was built 11 years ago and sent to new york as a replacement truck after the 9/11 attacks. it was then sent back to louisiana to help after hurricane katrina. the truck will now help in new york. >>> 11 minutes after 7:00 on this friday morning. increased efforts to battle a big problem in d.c. schools. students who don't show up. coming up next, details of one idea on t
shortages caused by hurricane sandy gas rationing begins this morning in new york city and some surrounding suburbs. new york governor andrew cuomo is calling for an investigation of the utility company that serves long island. more than to 30,000 customers there remain without power this morning. >>> overseas syrian president bashir al assad denies the syrian army is killing syrian people. in an interview with russian tv assad said there's no problem between him and the syrian people. there is no civil war in syria. and the 19 month uprising is the problem of terrorism. he said he's not leaving, i will live and die in syria. >>> an update on that young pakistani girl targeted by the taliban. the british hospital where malala yousufzai is recovering released this video of her. she was shot in the head by the taliban in october for speaking out against militants and call for education for women. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton remembered slain u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. she gave an award to stevens sister yesterday. clinton called stevens a fallen hero. designee understoo
. >>> the city of new york is rationing gas trying to get people what they need. >>> and baltimore is stepping up and helping those impacted by sandy. we're live showing you how can you lend a hand to those in the state reeling from the massive storm. that's ahead on this friday, november 9th. >>> you want to make plans then you have to know what the weather will be like. >> we're checking by with a check of the forecast. >> i like to plan for the weekend. >> you do that during the week. >> exactly. >>> this what we have the power radar now, not a lot. we have all the sweeps on. we're scanning the skies. get out there and enjoy. now how will you dress? that's the question. clarksville's temperature coming in at 36 degrees. we're cold this morning not as cold as we have been but make sure you bundle up as you head out the door. and the winds out of the northwest at 5 miles per hour. and a bit of an improvement and a wind chill. and coming in at 40 right now. as we head throughout the day. this is what you can expect by lunchtime. let's get a check of traffic. >> we're dealing with the effects of t
're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the claim that allen goodman fell down the stairs while holding the cup and she passed the polygraph test. >>> the company that makes 7-up is being sued by an advocacy group accused of making false claims about anti-ox dants. ad for certain varieties of 7-up give impression that anti-oxidants come from fruit. and that it prohibits from companies fortifying soft drinks with nutrients. >> i always go to soft drinks looking for vitamins and minerals. a guy walked into a hooters, wants a drink, no big deal, right? >> of course. it was a big real
in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> it is another flood. another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know, if they're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the cla
'easter. starting today in new york city, gas rationing, based on the number of your license plate and the lines for gas and cars and on foot, still stretching long. 25% of the 800 gas stations in the area, shut down. and the city says this could go on another two weeks. about a half a million people are still without power in new york and new jersey. >>> and still ahead here on "world news," a secret to saving a lot of real money this holiday. what is the best day of the week to buy your plane tickets? do you know? that answer and more when we come back. okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. you know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yea, i know. oh, you're good. good luck! priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead.
to the escalating gas crisis in the northeast. widespread rationing is expanding to include new york city and long island. abc's john muller is at a gas station right here in manhattan, where the lines have been extraordinarily long. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. and they still are long. take a look. they stretch for blocks. they are long. they are intense. we haven't seen anything like this since the 1970s. rationing in place. if you have an odd-numbered plate, you can fill up on an odd-numbered date. you have an even-numbered plate, you can fill up on an even-numbered date. officers here. they're directing traffic. they're keeping the peace. there's some hot tempers here. and they're making sure that today's the right day to fill up. this morning, day 11 of impossibly long lines and impossibly scarce gasoline. rationing has spread to new york city and long island. a massive humanity, starving for fuel with an increasingly short fuse. >> it's impossible. there is no gas or you wait three hours. >> reporter: many are running out before they even reach the pump. l
. there is actual news this morning, so let's get to it one more time at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. today, president obama will make his first post-election address. he'll discuss the so-called fiscal cliff and what needs to be done to avoid the january 1st deadline that would trigger a combination of tax cuts and deep spending cuts. tax increases, i should say. the president not expected to put forward a specific plan yet, but he will call on politicians from both parties to get together to tackle the nation's fiscal trouble. this is a new report from the congressional budget office, warns that a fiscal cliff would, in the short term, drive the u.s. economy back into recession and push the unemployment rate up to 9.1% by the end of the fourth quarter next year. the report also projects that after the initial shock, growth would return and the unemployment rate would shrink to 5.5%, but not until 2018. house speaker john boehner yesterday remained steadfast in his position on raising taxes. >> i remain optimistic we're going to be able to find common ground avoid this fiscal cliff
, new york city mayor michael bloomberg ordered gas rationing into effect. the gunman in last year's arizona shooting rampage was sentenced today to life in prison without parole. jared lee loughner killed six people and wounded 13, including congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she later resigned to focus on her recovery. several victims, including giffords, were in federal court today in tucson. her husband, astronaut mark kelly, told loughner, "you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a dent in her spirit." afterward, the u.s. attorney for arizona spoke to reporters. >> it is our hope that the final resolution of this case will be a positive step towards their healing process, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. it was with them in mind that we entered into this plea reement with the defendant. >> sreenivasan: loughner pleaded guilty, thereby avoiding the death penalty. a warplane from iran fired on an american drone over the persian gulf last week, but the drone escaped unharmed. a pentagon spokesman confirmed the incident today after news accounts
imposed in new york city and long island because something had to be done to ease long waits which they say has caused panic buying and hoarding after superstorm sandy. rationing has been underway in knowledge for a week. a nor'easter that knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of new people, has he raised some of the progress made by -- has erased some of the progress made by crews. step forward, step back. >>> today, no sympathy for those of you dealing with wet weather all of us are getting it. it is going away. >> it is going away quickly. the embarcadero downtown san francisco, traffic moving well even though the streets are wet, even a little ponding, we don't see wet weather to the southeast across the ferry building towards the bay bridge. doppler showing the ring of rain from the south bay through the diablo range into the central valley starting to move away interest us which is good news for the -- away from us, which is good news for the morning commute. you can see the clearing trend up to our north. that also means temperatures are going to get cooler than they a
for gasoline. now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead with fuel rationing. meanwhile, buyer be wear if you're in the market for a new or used car in the following years. >>> just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where they thought they will end up. >> put-back in the market. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also let a mechanic you trust take a look at it or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a smell that's very difficult to get rid of. >> reporter: look for debris or waterlines inside the car, the trunk, and engine compartment. dingy headlights and taillights could be a hint that the car's been underwater. plus, keep in mind that there's not
pledged to new york city. some of them inspired by phyllis' story. you touched a lot of people the last time we spoke. a lot of people saw you on television. and a lot of people said that you are one of the big reasons why they donated. >> everybody -- you're home is the place you love, your home is where your family is, you build memories there, you build a life there. and that's what ripped my heart apart, you know. because i loved my home that much. >> reporter: people were especially touched when you talked about your mother's wedding photo. >> my mother was my best friend. and as despaired as you are at the loss of everything, you find one thing that means something, you know? it's like you got something back. you got something back. out of all the devastation. it helps take away that, that helpless, empty feeling you have. you know? >> those houses are gone. >> reporter: this aerial shot was taken right after sandy struck. the flooded lot is where phyllis' house had been. after the water receded she showed us what is left. how many times have you come down here since the storm? >>
, and drivers in new york city are still feeling the frustration of these long lines of gasoline. now officials are following new jersey's lead by ordering fuel rationing beginning today to deal with the fuel shortages and distribution delays. meanwhile, buyer beware. if you're in the market for a new or used car in the coming years, it should be something to be concerned about. >> reporter: just like in hurricanes past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where many, if not most, will end up? >> put back into the market and resold to unsuspecting consumers. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also, let a mechanic you trust take a look at it, or at the very least, inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor. when a car sits in standing water, particularly in salt water, that car will take on a smell that's very difficult to get rid
, setting a record for snowfall in new york city. winds toppled power lines putting more than 100,000 people in the dark. possibly for the second time in just over a week. >> i went out to run to a store. i came back. my house was black, my kids were all frantic. no heat. it's just -- it's been crazy. >> one after the other. across the country, airlines cancelling more than 1,000 flights in the bay area for a second straight day. about a dozen east coast flights have been cancelled. >>> for many with disabilities standing out in a crowd is an uncomfortable experience. but for others, grabbing the spotlight is what defines them. >> a redwood city teenager is making herself stand out in a big, loud way. garvin thomas is here with her story in our bay area proud. >> angel gonzalez was born with spina bifida. in her case, means a wheelchair for the rest of her life. but while her disability may prevent her from doing certain daily tasks, it didn't stop her from dreaming big. and turning that dream into reality is tonight's bay area proud. >> for a dream that involves so much yelling, it's amazin
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